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Anyone been to Barnes and Noble?

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The bookstore, not the website. What's it like? I mean, if you LOVE books I'm sure it's heaven; will they let you just come in and read and read and read and read --- well, you get the drift. Do you have to purchase? Guess it IS a bookstore, as opposed to a library.

Tell me about your experience at B & N (and can you buy coffee there too???). Thanks. :)

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There are several here in my area. Yes they have a coffee shop but you can't take the coffee out in the book area, although you CAN bring a book into the coffee area to read. There are several big armchairs where you can sit and peruse a book, and nobody whines at you no matter how long you sit. ( I guess they might if you stay there from open to close!:D ) They are fun for us bookworms!!!!

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We have a barnes & noble here as well...there are couches/chairs in the building with an adjoined coffee shop...you can bring the coffee in with the books, but not the books into the coffee shop...I too love this store, but i am a cheapskate and if i am buying for fun it is usually second hand for me :)

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OK, thanks for replies. I'll pick an afternoon some day and make my way over to test drive one! :)

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:wavey: Hi Dianah,

We also have a Barns & Noble Bookstore, and The Penn State Bookstore is actually an affiliate of Barns & Noble here as well.

I love the place. I bought my Nursing Drug Handbook there before it was even in the stores. I ordered it online, and when it arrived, my daughter picked it up for me. Saves lots of postage and handling fees that way.

Fran:nurse:

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We have Barnes & Noble and Borders Books here in NY. Both are very liberal about letting you read books and magazines without purchasing. Both also have heavenly little coffee shops where you can sit, sip and read to your heart's delight. It is SUCH a fun wintry evening thing to do. At Borders, they have a really cool kids section where children can sit and read at either little tables or carpet covered bleacher type seats and my husband can read through car mags for hours. It's even better than the library!

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We have a Barnes & Noble here, I prefer Waldenbooks personally though because I'm a preferred reader and get 20% off my books each visit, and get $5 coupons in the mail each month for buying so many in the first place. I have shopped Barnes and Noble online though once. Found the only copy of Along Came a Spider by James Patterson that met my specifications through them to complete my James Patterson collection. It cost alot of course but it was a "brand new" book.

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I order a lot of books from them online and go to the store about once a month but it is a quick in & out, the one by my house has a Starbucks.

I am spoiled, when I get the urge to spend the day sipping coffee surrounded by books I head to Powell Books in down town Portland.

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I LOVE B&N!!! My daughter used to kid me about how long I could stay in one! Go in whle it's afternoon, and come out at dark...:chuckle! It's like being in a candy store, and there are all your favs, and you can't decide where to start! I love the idea of getting a mocha, and finding a place to relax, and just lose myself there! I have been in several across the country, and everything I go somewhere I look for one!

Forgot to add that now my daughter is a B&N lover too:)!

Just sign up me as the B&N addict of the month:chuckle!

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I am a Barnes and Noble addict and have literally spent an entire day there once when I was on vacation. Hey, they got coffee, comfy chairs, a bathroom..., why not?;) Great store although the closet one to me is about 30 minutes away but what is 30 min for a true book addict?:p Geez, I sound like a big fat book worm from hell, kinda pathetic huh?:devil:

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Barnes & Noble and the other bookstores are the first thing I look for when I arrive at a new contract! Great place to spend my days off. Along with the big chains, though, I also really enjoy finding the little independent either new or used bookstores (and the used books are a lot easier on my budget)

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